Altering Moleskine journals

Last year I traced part of a medieval woodcut print of a cityscape using one of the Dover books, and made it into a Gocco screen.  I’m not sure that the screen I made was very successful because I didn’t shade it enough to give it dimension and the resultant prints just weren’t very clear.   I printed several Moleskine journals with it and put them in my Etsy shop.  Here is one so you can see what I mean:

Moleskine printed with print gocco machine

Actually this one is even more unclear because I used white ink and gold embossing powder!   But I did do some with white ink on black which wasn’t much better.

Anyway, they’re not like that anymore!  This afternoon I got the watercolour paints out and highlighted a few of the features, I hope more successfully:

Moleskine printed with print gocco machine

Here’s a close up of that last picture:

Moleskine printed with print gocco machine

I also tried a different sort of highlighting on the black one:

Moleskine printed with print gocco machine

I did this one with a silver pen.

Moleskine printed with print gocco machine

I stamped this one with my angel stamp as I think she

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looks pretty medieval too!

These are all for sale in my shop on Etsy, by the way.  What do you think? Does my colouring improve them or spoil them?

8 Replies to “Altering Moleskine journals”

  1. Difficult to be sure without seeing them in real life but I think the colouring does improve them. I think the silver on black is just gorgeous.

  2. Liz- you share my ethos! I ADORE dying and stitching fabrics- not to mention machine felting and painting fabrics! I wonder whether you would be interested to hear that have been involved in the making of Talking Threads- a TV show dedicated to those very things! check out the website http://www.talkingthreads.co.uk I hope you like it. I would be over the moon if you were to spread the word of Talking Threads x

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